Builders complete Dumyat Centre upgrade

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Work on the extension was initially due to begin in 2008

A £200,000 extension to a Clackmannanshire community centre has been completed.

The upgrade to the Dumyat Centre in Menstrie was funded by developers as part of a planning application to build a luxury estate in the village.

The project was carried out by local company Marshall Construction and was finished on time, the council said.

Building was initially delayed for two years after a dispute with developers Bett Scotland.

The extension has created a new entrance area and large space for meetings, classes and sport.

Councillor Eddie Carrick said: "I am delighted that the extension to the Dumyat Centre is complete. This is fantastic news for local people.

"The improvement this will bring to the centre will ensure that this building remains at the heart of community activities in Menstrie."

Clackmannanshire Council received the cash for the centre from Bett Scotland - formerly Gladedale - in 2006.

It was initially agreed improvements would be started by 2008.

The company asked for its money back last year when building work had still not started, but changed its mind in August 2009 after angry local protests.

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